The Daily Iowan

Culver wields big budget cleaver

NICK PEDLEY

October 9, 2009

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Gov. Chet Culver’s sweeping budget cuts forced UI officials into emergency meetings on Thursday. Some officials have hinted at midyear tuition hikes and faculty layoffs. The systemwide freeze is in response to an additional round...

Locals find body, gun on Southeast Side

CLARA HOGAN

October 9, 2009

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Police are investigating a suspicious death on the Southeast Side of town after witnesses said they found a man lying next to a gun in the hallway of Broadway Condominiums. Officers arrived on scene at 1958 Broadway around 4:08...

Authorities brace for wild football weekend

DANNY VALENTINE

October 9, 2009

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Homecoming weekend. Check. Night game. Yes. Undefeated Hawkeye team against a big-time rival. Definitely. “It could be the perfect storm,” said Iowa City police Sgt. Troy Kelsay. Any one of these factors can lead to increased...

Magic may roll to a stop for the bus

CHRIS CURTLAND

October 9, 2009

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Iowa City’s epic Magic Bus has rolled to Miami, Las Vegas, Key West, the Indy 500, and Pasadena, Calif., for the Rose Bowl in 1991. But when this year’s football and tailgating season ends, it might stop, drop, and roll to...

H1N1 vaccine arrives

SAM LANE

October 9, 2009

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The Johnson County Public Health Department received 500 doses of the nasal H1N1 vaccine on Thursday, but UI students are not yet allowed to be vaccinated. Rather, county health care employees will receive these doses, a portion...

UI grad lives through Samoan tsunami

KATHRYN STINSON

October 9, 2009

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The tide now rolls in peacefully along the southwest shores of Leone, Samoa, a stark contrast to the violent waves that sent the island into chaos after a violent tsunami struck early last week. Recent UI graduate Kelly Berger,...

Little time for research

SAMANTHA HONKEN

October 9, 2009

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After a day spent in the office and classroom and an evening enjoyed with his two young children, UI history Associate Professor Marshall Poe heads back to work again before bed. This is a typical day for him. As his teaching...

Cambuses under one roof

LAUREN MILLS

October 9, 2009

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Officials from UI Facilities Management turned in final bids Oct. 7 for two projects to expand the Cambus maintenance facility so the entire black and gold fleet can be housed under the facility’s roof. The base project is...

Course aimed at money

MARLEEN LINARES

October 9, 2009

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UI students could soon be able to learn the true value of a dollar. Student Credit and Money Management Services has developed a financial literacy course. If approved, one section will be offered in the spring. The class will...

UI not in loan probe

PARKER SMITH

October 9, 2009

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The UI is not part of a U.S. Department of Education probe into Iowa Student Loan’s questionable relationship with the Iowa State University Alumni Association, officials have confirmed. The federal government recently ordered...

Spotlight Iowa City: The mother of whistlers

ALISSA ROSEN

October 9, 2009

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Connie Roberts makes whistles. But they’re hardly the typical, 25-cent plastic noisemakers a gym coach would wear around his neck. “I like to use everyday objects and give them a little twist,” the 60-year-old Iowa City ...

Bazzell out in council election

DI STAFF

October 9, 2009

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Official results from the Oct. 3 Iowa City City Council primary confirm Jared Bazzell is no longer on the ballot. Officials waited until 1 p.m. Thursday to count any absentee ballots and overseas votes that had not yet been returned...